Russ Bliss Predicts the Winners of each NFL Game this week
The difference between going 15-1 and 11-5? Two overtime games and 7 points in the other two. Oh well, that's the way it goes, and has gone this season. It's sad to think that 11-5 in week 13 was one of my best weeks of the season. I now stand at 119-72-1 and with 64 games left to play, I would need to get 61 correct to reach the annual goal of 180. Much like the Houston Texans playoff hopes, I'm not mathematically eliminated from reaching it, but the odds are clearly against me. We'll see where I eventually end up by the end of the season. Maybe I can at least get to 170?
Here are my week 14 NFL game predictions:
Houston 20, Jacksonville 17
Green Bay 27, Atlanta 21
Tampa Bay 21, Buffalo 17
New England 35, Cleveland 14
Detroit 31, Philadelphia 24
Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17
Kansas City 30, Washington 21
Pittsburgh 23, Miami 13
Baltimore 27, Minnesota 16
Oakland 16, NY Jets 10
Denver 37, Tennessee 20
San Diego 23, NY Giants 17
San Francisco 28, Seattle 17
Arizona 23, St. Louis 20
New Orleans 27, Carolina 20
Dallas 27, Chicago 23
There you have them: my week 14 NFL game picks.
Speaking of those overtime games, my Survivor Pool lock was a loser in one of them. Buffalo blew it against Atlanta and the Survivor Pool record took yet another hit. 8-5 is embarrassing but I'll still give out a pick the last 4 weeks so you can laugh at me. Keeping in true tradition I will only take a team once, even if it turned out to be a loser. Here are the picks and results each week to date:
Week 1 (W; 21-17) Indianapolis over Oakland
Week 2 (L; 30-33) Philadelphia over San Diego
Week 3 (W; 45-17) Seattle over Jacksonville
Week 4 (W; 52-20) Denver over Philadelphia
Week 5 (W; 34-20) St. Louis over Jacksonville
Week 6 (W; 24-7) Kansas City over Oakland
Week 7 (L; 27-30) New England over NY Jets
Week 8 (W; 42-10) San Francisco over Jacksonville
Week 9 (W; 27-23) Dallas over Minnesota
Week 10 (L; 27-29) Tennessee over Jacksonville
Week 11 (L; 23-28) Houston over Oakland
Week 12 (W; 17-13) New Orleans over Atlanta
Week 13 (L; 31-34) Buffalo over Atlanta
There are two double digit winners to choose from this week, and both are at home. Both are also from the AFC North. I'm happy taking either one, but tie goes to the home team playing outside against a dome team with a weak offense and a backup QB. Doesn't take a genius to figure this one out. Matt Cassel outside is going to be brutal.
My Survivor Pool Lock for Week 14 is: the Baltimore Ravens over the Minnesota Vikings.
Good luck to all in your picks!